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Boomtown
In a rugged corner of West Texas, billionaire wildcatters and roughnecks are fueling an oil boom so big it’s reshaping our climate, our economy, and our geopolitics. This modern-day gold rush has sent both big oil companies and scrappy start-ups scrambling to secure a piece of the action. Texas Monthly’s Christian Wallace follows characters along every rung of the oil field ladder, from the executive cutting billion-dollar deals to the itinerant pipeline worker risking life and limb, and from the traveling exotic dancer following the trail of money to those who worry that our planet is...
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4.6 stars from 1,821 ratings
Excellent!
First class reporting!
JohnGEEl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/28/20
Like others have said, episodes 1-4 are fantastic and give an excellent overview of the current oil boom. But 5-6 are an in depth look at sex work that is only tangentially related to the oil boom. It could have been covered in about ten minutes. Not only does sex work get way too much airtime,...Read full review »
amydwt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/28/20
Boomtown
Boomtown is a contrast of my normal true crime podcast play list. I knew nothing about oil or the Texas industry. This podcast has been amazingly informative while staying interesting. Highly recommended!!!
nowak157 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/27/20
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